Steve Linick fired – Trump retribution to the internal investigation chefder US President dismisses the head of the control authority in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. The Democrats have launched an investigation.22 Kommentare22Laut Politico, he should be a Confidant of Vice-President Mike Pence replaces: hef of the internal control authority of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, inspector General Steve Linick.Photo: Michael Reynolds (KEYSTONE/EPA)
U.S. President Donald Trump dismisses the chief of internal control authority in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, inspector General Steve Linick. The news website Politico and CNN reported on the night to Saturday, the Republicans Trump informed the Chairman of the house of representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, about the personnel. Politico reported, Linick should be replaced by a Confidant of Vice-President Mike Pence.
Pelosi accused Trump subsequently, in a communication to punish Linick to protect the Constitution and national security. Pelosi criticized in the middle of the night dismissal passe, announced in a dangerous pattern of retaliation against officers that are not complying with their duty of monitoring in the authorities.
“The dismissal of Mr. Linick in the midst of such an investigation strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.”
Eliot Engel, Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee in the house of representatives
The Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee in the house of representatives Eliot Engel criticized, with Linicks dismissal Trump wanted to protect “one of his most loyal supporters,” foreign Minister Mike Pompeo. Angels have learned that Linicks office had initiated an investigation against Pompeo. “The dismissal of Mr. Linick in the midst of such an investigation strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.” Angel made no indication of what the allegations against Pompeo could be.
Linick played CNN, according to a relatively small role in the impeachment proceedings against Trump. The Democrats dominated the house of representatives had accused Trump, among others, have urged the Ukrainian government investigations against his democratic rival, Joe Biden. In February, Trump in the procedure of the majority of the Republicans spoke in the U.S. Senate-free.
the high-Ranking Democrats in the US initiated Congress want to go, the dismissal on the ground. A study of the deposition of the chief of the internal control authority had been initiated, explained Eliot Engel, and Bob Menendez, a member of the foreign Affairs Committee in the Senate, on Saturday. They called on the White house, the Department of foreign Affairs and the office of the inspector General, all records of the dismissal of Steve Linick to be kept and information in connection with his dismissal until next Friday (22. To submit to may) to the committees.
suspect The Democrats that the dismissal of inspector General Linick could be politically motivated. Media reports indicated that foreign Minister Mike Pompeo have personally recommended to remove Linick from his Post, write to angels and Menendez.
In the past month, Trump had already dismissed the inspector General of the intelligence services, Michael Atkinson. Atkinson played a Central role in bringing the Ukraine affair that led to the impeachment proceedings. According to trump’s acquittal, a Ukraine expert at the National security Council in the White house, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander he received his, and the US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland had been relieved in their duties. Both had said in the Congress against the President after they had been subpoenas.
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